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in chief he has the obligation to help us to solve this problem. i ask our colleagues to please support this legislation. bring transparency. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from maryland is recognized. mr. van hollen: thank you, madam speaker. i listened carefully to what the chairman of the armed services committee said, and i didn't find much that i disagree with. we agree that we should replace the sequester. we agree that it's a mistake to create the kind of uncertainty that's out there, and obviously it has an impact not just in the defense sector, but also in all the other areas where our federal government has activities. but i would just say, and i want to make sure the chairman's on the floor now and has a chance to respond, he demonstrated some leadership on this issue. last fall, because he was asked this question, he was asked if he had to put together a plan that included some revenue, he said, yeah. i understand we got to make cuts, but i'd rather include some revenue than deep cuts to defense. in fact, what he said was,
will not tolerate health care fraud. and in every instance where we uncover it, we will use all of our available tools to help -- to hold those responsible to account. before i turn over the podium to our next speaker, i want to read knowledge our colleagues and partners at a part of health and human services. -- the department of health and human services. the federal bureau of investigation, the federal drug control unit, and of our federal and state partners who have made valuable contributions to this effort. i would also like to thank karman ortiz, the ditch attorney for the state of massachusetts, who -- the district attorney for the state of massachusetts, who has done an enormous amount to make this effort possible in a longstanding commitment to eradicating health care fraud. i also want to thank john walsh, the district attorney of kalla rudder, and his office, for their significant -- of colorado, and his office, for their significant contributions to this effort. and finally, the civil efforts in advance in this investigation and other important ones like it. it is now my pleasure to
pitfalls that lie ahead. host: richard ravitch, thank you for joining us. guest: my pleasure. host: that is all for "washington legislative business includes the preserving of america family firms act. a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. july 24, 2012. i hereby appoint the the honorable david rivera, to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 17, 2012, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip limited to five minutes each. but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: wit
illness is important. what we learned from this program could help us in other programs of diseases coming from iraq and afghanistan. if you get a chance to visit walter reed bethesda hospital see some very strange viruses and molds and funguses that are coming from places that we never expected to see but we're seeing them now. this research program could help another research program to deal with these deadly diseases that are affecting our troops in large numbers. and so while we already give $10 million in this bill, i am going to agree with mr. kucinich and agree to his amendment to add the additional money. mr. dicks: if the gentleman will yield? mr. young: i do. mr. dicks: this gulf war illness has been something that bothered me a great deal. it's a very difficult diagnosis on what was causing this, but i think an additional investment here is worthy and i think we should accept the amendment. i'm glad the chairman accepts it. mr. young: i thank the gentleman for his comments and thank mr. kucinich for offering the amendment and i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the q
and discussion on defense appropriations. they will be coming in in just a minute. thank you for joining us today on "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] from government was there in the wee hours of the morning when we were doing our regular jobs at the same time working to start our business. small businesses operate in a world of bottom lines washington knows very little about. unlike washington, they don't have the luxury to deficit spend, print more money or profess as, quote, spending cuts, lower than anticipated growth. when the president claimed the american system allowed the askess to thrive, he made a dangerous -- allowed the success to thrive, he made a dangerous error. it does not permit them to drive. that language suggests government is a benefactor possessing the authority to give or take the blessings of open commerce as it sees fit. no, government does not allow you to thrive. government, when it operates in its constitutional capacity, does not object -- obstruct your thriving. ask
. the bank says to us, who is going to -- what customer of ours in west texas is going to wade through 100 or even 20 pages? host: this is from one of our viewers. dodd-frank is typical of what happens when the private sector misbehaves. guest: that is true. regulation is reactive. it is like you are fighting the last war. whitneys' to happen is set of incentives so financial institutions and other entities have been sentenced to be responsive to customers rather than to bureaucrats that they know they can charm. host: you can send us a, on our twitter page, join the conversation. you can also email's. good morning come independent line. caller: i think he explained it good. this is relative to the corruption between wall street and washington. this has been all over the internet about things happening, nothing being done about it. you have all of these corruption scenarios going on. congress says, we did not see it. they do not see it until the taxpayers have to pay for it. host: thank you for the call. tony says, is it true dodd-frank has generated a fourth of 13,000 pages of regulation?
? >> i will say the way i get news is i use my twitter account to get almost all the news i get. for many people, especially young people, that is a cool way to do it. i find because i used my twitter stream -- i set up a specific group of people i follow for breaking news, and it has been built over several years, and it's really large at this point -- the point being i find i am a good 25 minutes ahead of people on breaking news because i am on twitter. i checked but other sources. that is my favorite way to follow news, and it feels the same as the shift when i was in newspapers. i was the only person reading blogs in the newsroom. twitter can serve the same purpose. can be fast and wrong, sorry you need to check. if you are a news junkie, that is my favorite thing. i also love "the wall street journal," fox is. i like to watch my own cliffs. hotair.com, because i work there now. the george mason university economists have their own blogs. a woman who works at newsweek -- i love reading her. aside from news, i like reading more analytical, wonky stuff. everybody done? since we are on c
the following, section, not later than 30 days after a contract is awarded using funds appropriated under this act, the relevant contractor and subcontractor at any year and any principal with 10% ownership interest, officer or director of the contractor or subcontractor or any affiliate or subsidiary within the control of the contractor or subcontractor shall disclose to the administrator of general services all communications, independent expenditures or contributions made in the most recent election cycle supporting or opposing a federal political candidate, local party or political committee and contributions made to a third party with the intention or reasonable expectation that such entity would use the contribution to make independent expenditures or election communications in federal elections. . the chair: the gentleman from minnesota is recognized for five minutes. mr. ellison: mr. chairman, representative eshoo and i have submitted this very straightforward amendment for a very simple reason. we believe that it's simply fair and it's good for public disclosure to require defens
pays for your health care. there has been a study showing how much that dilution costs us. it concluded that the income we lose because our employers taking part of our paid to purchase our health insurance, part of the premium we pay in addition to that, the taxes we pay and our out of pocket costs, the average american family pays $25,000 per year for the illusion that we get free health care. >> essentially, there's a reason for insurance, to protect against catastrophic costs. if you have a heart attack or cancer, you cannot just pay the doctor or the surgery. it is just like homeowners insurance or life insurance or any other insurance. when you prepare routine costs of front, you are paying the insurance company to do it. >> i'm a retired army physician. from your point of view and for your adversaries on the left, when all the dust settles, whatever and wins, what will happen to the military medical care system which includes the hospitals run by the uniformed services as well as the va system? >> i am glad you brought this up. it is little appreciated that one of the fastest-gr
, sent each of us a letter with a "time" magazine cover by joel kind entitled "how to die." this article is jarring to many because it's an issue that most would rather not confront. as a result, there's a great deal of unnecessary pain, confusion and suffering. it masks one of the most important issues in health care which, despite the manufactured controversy over death panels, is a rare sweet spot in the health care debate. it can improve the quality of life, in some cases length of life, and most important, we can help people understand their circumstances and get the care that they want. if this happens, the cost of health care will go down even as satisfaction and quality goes up. for most americans, the protocols followed by almost every hopped and practitioner will be to give the maximum amount of the most aggressive care in end of life situation, especially if patients have the money or insurance, they will be hooked up in their final stages of life to be resuscitated, cracking their ribs, massaging hearts. there will be tubes inserted, chemicals will be pumped, defibrillators w
"magazine . thank you joining us. don't forget the house of representatives will vote on repeal of the affordable care act are you can stay tuned and watch that. stay tuned) are website, c- span.org, for all the activities we will run today when it comes to campaign 2012 issues. the website is c-span.org and the houses in at 10:00 and there just about to come in now so we will go to the house of representatives. h[captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker: the house will be in order. pursuant to the order of the house of january 17, 2012, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate . the chair
of rights allows an airman to appeal his or her case in the either the u.s. district court or circuit court of appeals. it is the intent of congress that courts not act in a way that is contrary to civil aviation safety and con-- in conducting their review of the ntsb's decisions. lastly, the pilot's bill of rights requires the f.a.a. to improve the system of providing notices to airmen and to undertake an assessment of the medical certification standards and forms. . the outdated medical certification process can lead to confusion and ultimately an f.a.a. than forcement proceeding. i rise in support of s. 1335 and urge my colleagues to do the same and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. >> i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> i rise in support of s. 1335, pile's -- pilot's bill of rights. i thank everyone for bringing the bill to the floor. it revises the process for the federal aviation administration enforcement a
not my opinion, regulatory system is a kenard used by republicans to pursue an agenda supported by the business community year in and year out. nornede, it's a case of political opportumism. that's his opinion. not mine. my concern is if you ask economists on whether or not legislation -- many pieces of legislation that we baffed called jobs bills -- the gentleman has pointed that out -- economists say in the short term which is really what we need to do, we need to do in the short term and the long term is not going to create jobs. . this week we haven't done anything to create jobs. might i ask the gentleman, i didn't see it next week, do we expect the 32nd or 33rd vote on repealing the affordable care act either next week or week after or week after that? as the gentleman knows, c.b.s. opines we spent some 80 hours on that issue with whatever cost is attendant to that, do we -- you can answer both questions, i suppose, but certainly i would be interested and members would be interested to know whether or not we are going to have another vote on repealing the affordable care a
they could do it cheaper. give us a special model out there and launch it as a pilot and we'll show you how we can do these special programming and give us a return. well, after reviewing now what is a history of all of that, it was deemed that there were overpayments anywhere between 12% and 14%, so the dollars were slid over to programs like filling the doughnut hole and providing for screenings for our seniors. not taking it away from a category of health care consumers. in this case, an aged demographic of seniors, but taking those savings as we sweep those savings and reinvesting them in a way that provides balance, more sensitivity for the consumer rather than having record profits developed for an industry. to me that was progressive policy, and for people to then take those savings and use them in their own budget presentations for other purposes was disingenuous. now, when you talk about the efforts today of the affordable care act to include an exchange, what i think is oftentimes, representative garamendi, sometimes people see this as a public exchange that will be run by the gov
occupations of all backgrounds. and they rely -- and this is an important thing for all of us to realize -- they rely on the participation of people throughout the country. the census bureau attains a very high partition rate -- participation rates, but it is important due. -- important they do. host: will move on to manufacturing the first take a call from mark from maine. caller: good morning, susan. thanks once again for a very informative "washington journal ." the complexity of these census charts certainly needs explanation. so, thank you, robert. i am coming from the older generation, the chart on home ownership. it is obvious we older people have had a lifetime to pay off our mortgages. but my question will probably raise the ire of some listeners. is there any sense of data on the elderly who do not need a social security? i started on social security at 62 as a retired public school teacher. and i still remember my depression parents raised in the depression is saying they didn't need social security because they saved, sad all through their life. and i was kind of raised that
process, that would be something that i think all of us could agree upon. but in the absence of that breakthrough medically i thank the gentleman for his bipartisan wishes of a happy birthday. mr. bishop: as someone with whiter hair than you have, i understand what you're talking about. let me yield three minutes if i could to the gentleman from california, mr. rohrabacher, who does indeed have some of these industries in his district and understands full well what this bill is actually attempting to accomplish. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for three minutes. mr. rohrabacher: i rise in support of the rule and rise in support of h.r. 4402. tomorrow we will be considering h.r. 4402, that takes significant steps towards making much-needed reforms to our nation's mineral exploration and mineral permitting process. h.r. 4402 will force the hands of unyielding bureaucrats who seem intent on obstructing any and all mining despite the detrimental effects that their actions have on the american people. at a time when china threatens to hamstring
anxiety with much greater global competition. it is therefore essential for us to seize the initiative and education, innovation, technology, alternative energy, and advanced manufacturing. our leaders have secured. our economy will remain the strongest on earth. americans will continue to find good jobs and have confidence that they will make it in america. the key to success i believe is a renewed dedication to the kind of individual responsibility and commitment that made this country the great country that it is. america's history has been one of innovating and developing. better products and services. it has been a history in which manufacturing goods has played a major role. americans believe that making things in america must be an important part of our future. if we're going to be successful. manufacturing has been a bright star in our current recovery. over the last three years we have seen strong gains by manufacturers. we witnessed 28 consecutive job growth months. manufacturing has added many jobs since 2010. productivity driven 6% in the first quarter of 2012. and gesture
justification for what president bush used to call enhanced interrogation. all these things and more she examined in her best-selling books of 2008, "the dark side." to her left is may ying welsh, the staff camerawoman, journalist and filmmaker for al jazeera english. she has worked for the pan arab news agency off and on since about 2003. she has ventured into dangerous parts of the world as a one- woman reporter -- she has reported on the u.s. bombing and invasion of iraq, the rebel camps in darfur, mass killing in southern sudan and insurgency in northern yemen. in san francisco where she was raised, her mother was a documentary filmmaker. her works, among other things, dealt with the tangent and military service of japanese- americans in world war ii. her father, here tonight, has a fascinating background. he is a retired postal worker and at one point was a reporter for ramparts magazine. she studied classical arabic at berkeley. and later at the american university in cairo. she has worked out of the rome bureau of cnn and beijing as a freelance editor and camerawoman, covering eve
abolished because it's always government gives us our problem in our race relations. look at how the drug laws now are enforced. they are very, very biased against minorities. i am against this drug war. if you really want to have fairness and civil liberties, you have to deal with the drug war. way out of proportion people who are arrested and put into prison are minority. way out of proportion on the use of drugs. when you look at problems the government is basically the problem. first it endorsed and legalized slavery. then it comes along with the jim crow laws that provided the integration. who was the biggest segregationist? it was our millingtary up until after world war ii. all i want to do is get rid of the government, get out of the way. when they create these jobs, racism, but you can't do this by invading somebody's private property and saying, we are going to tell you what you can do in your own houses, what you can do with your own liberty. you do not throw out all property rights in doing this. you throw out all the bad laws and protection that has been given. this whole ide
committee, my colleague, the gentleman from new jersey, my friend, mr. andrews, urged us to, and i quote, dispassionately examine the facts, end of quote. i agree with just that sentiment and would like to take a moment to do just that. earlier this year, the centers for medicare and medicaid, c.m.s., reported that health insurance premiums are expected to rise by over 44% over the next nine years as a result of obamacare and since obamacare was signed into law, there's been a steady decline in the number of americans on private health insurance. a report from the mckinsey group found that more than 50% of employers had a high awareness of the law and they said that they would stop offering health insurance, confirming what republicans have been saying nor three years -- for three years, and that is that obamacare is designed to force employers to drop coverage in an attempt to get americans to enter the new health care exchanges. madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to include the "wall street journal" article on this report. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. sessions: a
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